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Coolidge's Secretary of Agriculture writes to Senator Frank Willis saying that he will submit the Senator's recommendation for a delegate to the Eighth International Dairy Congress.
Typed Letter signed: "W M Jardine", as Secretary of Agriculture, 1 page, 7x9. Washington, 1928 March 12. On letterhead of The Secretary of Agriculture addressed to Hon. Frank B. Willis, United States Senate. In full: "Dear Senator Willis: I, also, think Ohio should be represented at the Eigth International Dairy Congress. I am glad to have your recommendation of Mr. Dunlap whom I favor as a delegate, and I shall send his name to the Secretary of State for appointment. Sincerely yours," William M. Jardine (1879-1955), formerly President of Kansas State University (1918-1925), served as Secretary of Agriculture under President Calvin Coolidge (1925-1929) and was U. S. Minister to Egypt in 1930. He played an integral part in the 1926 formation of the Board of Trade Clearing Corporation (BOTCC) after the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) adopted his suggestions for regular reporting of large trader positions, a business conduct committee and the formation of a centralized clearing house. Frank B. Willis (1871-1928) served as the 47th Governor of Ohio and was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1920, replacing President Warren G. Harding in the seat. Multiple mailing folds. Lightly toned and creased. Staple holes at top left corner. Lightly worn. Otherwise, fine condition.

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Born: January 16, 1879 in Oneida County, Idaho
Died: January 17, 1955 in San Antonio, Texas

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